Trade: New York Knicks get Maurice Cheeks; San Antonio Spurs get Rod Strickland.
Rod Strickland and the New York Knicks seemed like the perfect marriage. The Bronx native was playing for his hometown team, but he wanted to start, and that position was locked up by fellow city native Mark Jackson. Strickland demanded a trade and the Knicks oblige, shipping the 23-year-old to San Antonio for an old Maurice Cheeks. To top it off, former Knicks coach Stu Jackson (and current guy that hands out suspensions for the league) made the decision to start Cheeks over Jackson. No wonder Stu isn't coaching anymore.